The CHEER Parkinson's group meets every Monday (except public holidays) at the Claygate Centre for the Community.

The group stems from an initiative in 2012 by the then Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Barry Cheyne, who appointed Parkinson’s UK as Mayoral Charity, with the aim of setting up additional support group in Claygate, alongside an existing group at Weybridge, thus ensuring support services operation across Elmbridge.   The money raised during Councillor Cheyne's mayoral year enabled a highly successful Parkinson’s Support Group to be established at the Claygate Centre for the Community, and also the Group at the Weybridge Centre to be maintained. From 1st April 2017, CHEER took over the responsibility for administering the Claygate group from Parkinson's UK.

A range of activities is provided for its members living with Parkinson's, including:

• Light exercises
• Singing
• Games
• Poetry
• Discussion

The group is led by Susannah Sharp and Jenny Hill.

To ensure high standards, the number of participants is limited, and there is currently a waiting list to join.

However, if you know of anyone who could benefit from membership of the group, or would like to know more about its work, please contact Susannah Sharp via the CHEER office.